exterior of Alcatraz East Crime Museum
The Appy Lodge - June 5, 2024

With so many fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains, you will have tons of options for how to spend your vacation here in the area. One activity that we recommend adding to your itinerary is visiting some of the interesting and exciting Pigeon Forge museums, such as the Titanic Museum Attraction, Alcatraz East Crime Museum, and more. These exhibits and attractions offer noteworthy information about history, science, and more, while also providing tons of fun! Here are some of the best Pigeon Forge museums that you will love visiting:

1. Titanic Museum Attraction

Titanic Museum

The first of the Pigeon Forge museums we are covering is the Titanic Museum Attraction, which offers a detailed look into the historic tragedy of the Titanic. At this museum, you will receive a unique boarding pass with the name of an actual Titanic passenger or crew member, and at the end of your time at the museum, you will learn their fate. While you are at the Titanic Museum Attraction, you can examine historic artifacts from the Titanic, walk a replica of the grand staircase, and more. For those who are interested in history, the Titanic Museum Attraction is sure to be a memorable experience.

2. Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Another of the best Pigeon Forge museums that you can visit while you are here in the area is the Alcatraz East Crime Museum. At this museum, you will be able to learn about the history of crime, famous criminals, forensic techniques, and tons more. The museum even has some famous criminal artifacts on display, including Ted Bundy’s VW Bug and the White Ford Bronco from the O.J. Simpson chase. Get ready to delve into the world of crime when you pay a visit to Alcatraz East Crime Museum!

3. WonderWorks


Examine things from a whole new perspective at WonderWorks, where education and entertainment meet for a great experience for the whole family! From exploring light and sound exhibits, to feeling the effects of extreme weather, to discovering the mysteries of deep space, there are so many fun learning opportunities at WonderWorks. Plus, you can add on to the fun by participating in some of the attractions at WonderWorks, including the blacklight laser tag arena, glow-in-the-dark indoor ropes course, and more!

4. Hollywood Wax Museum

Hit the red carpet and “meet” some of your favorite celebrities at the Hollywood Wax Museum! With some of Hollywood’s most famous figures recreated in stunning lifelike detail, you will be able to get some fantastic photo-ops and learn fun facts about the stars at this unique exhibit. Whether you want to pose with Michael Jackson or Dolly Parton, you’ll have a great time checking out the Hollywood Wax Museum!

Next time you are here in the Smoky Mountains, make sure to stop by some of these fun and interesting Pigeon Forge museums for an awesome mix of excitement and learning during your vacation. And if you are looking for even more activities during your trip, check out some of the best things to do with your family in Gatlinburg!

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